DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDITS
ENGLISH ARABIC
COURSE TITLE
CODE/NO CODE/NO. Th. Pr. Tr. Total
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
EE306
EE306
2 3 3
TECHNOLOGIES
EE250, STAT110
Pre-requisites:
Required or Elective:
Required
Course Role in Curriculum
A pre-requisite for:
EE370
Catalogue Description:
This course introduces the concept of measurements, errors, uncertainties and accuracy in
measurement. The basic components in electrical engineering are explained. The
characteristics and operation of measuring devices for voltage, current, electrical power
and temperature measurement are also discussed.
Textbooks:
1.
R.B. Northrop, Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements, 3rd ed., CRC
Press, 2014. ISBN - 13 : 978-1466596771 or ISBN – 10 : 1466596775
2.
J. Hiley, K. Brown and I. M. Smith, Hughes Electrical and Electronic Technology,
11th Ed, Prentice Hall, 2012. ISBN : 0273755102 or ISBN : 9780273755104
Supplemental Materials:
 R. K. Rajput, Electrical and Electronic Measurements and
Instrumentation, S. Chand & Co. Ltd. 2008, ISBN-10: 812192989X.
Course Learning Outcomes:
By the completion of the course the student should be able to:
1. Choose proper Electrical Engineering components for specific applications.
2. Explain the sources of measurement errors, characteristics of measuring instruments
that yields the error and need for calibration.
3. Apply statistical analysis tools (mean, median, histogram, variance ..etc) to describe
collected data.
4. Apply error propagation in calculations of error, accuracy and uncertainties for data
with uncertainties.
5. Determine the specification of the measuring device based on the properties of the
quantity to be measured.
6. Explain how small circuit components collectively combined to perform larger task.
7. Explain the principle of operation of some electrical measuring instruments.
8. Explain the principle of operation of CRT.
9. Perform calculation of electrical power in single phase and three phase systems.
10. Identify the critical issues for sensor choice, placement, and circuit implementation.
11. Analyze temperature measuring circuits and systems.
12. Analyze circuits and systems used in measuring mechanical strain and stress.
Topics to be Covered:
1.
Introduction, Energy sources, Conductors and insulators.
Duration
in Weeks
1.0
2.
Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Transformers.
3.
Measurement and error in design of experiments and data analysis.
4. Uncertainty analysis.
5. Measurements of Voltage, Current and Resistance.
6. Measurement of AC current and Voltage.
7. Oscilloscope.
8. Digital Measurement instruments.
9. Measurement of Electrical Energy.
10. Temperature measurement.
11. Measurement of displacement and mechanical strain
2.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
2.0
1.0
Student Outcomes addressed by the course: (Put a  sign)
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,
manufacturability, and sustainability
an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
an ability to communicate effectively
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
economic, environmental, and societal context 
a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
a knowledge of contemporary issues
an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering
practice.
Key Student Outcomes assessed in the course: b
Instructor:
Grade
Distribution:
Last updated:
Umar Salman Alqasemi
Assistant Professor
Office: Room No. 24C53, Bldg. No. 40, Ext.: 72684
Office Hours: Sun. & Thurs. 11:00am – Noon Prayer.
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 0554930378
10% Class Interaction
10% Homework
15% Quizzes
15% Lab Interaction and Reports
15% Midterm Exam
10% ABET Assignment on SO.B
25% Final Exam
September 2015
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